|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1997|
Susie M. Moore, age 74, of the Spring City Community south of Joplin, passed away at 12:23 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 1997 at St. John's Regional Medical Center after a long illness.
Born March 9, 1922 in Anderson, Missouri, she had lived in Spring City the past 40 years and previously lived in the Anderson and Goodman areas. She was a homemaker. She was Baptist.
On April 27, 1940 she married William E. Moore at Anderson. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1976. She was also preceded in death by a son, Earnest Ray Moore on July 15, 1994.
Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Fuchs of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, Marcella Budd of Joplin, Vivian Pittman of the home, a son, Lelerd Moore of Dallas, Texas and a half-brother Bill Green of Joplin; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Granny had a challenging life. She raised five children on basically nothing out in the Ozark woods. Milking cows, doing laundry for 7 people on a wash board, canning berries and wild greens and everything out of the garden to feed her family and sewing their clothes. However poor her house was it was spotlessly clean and so were her children. She made holidays and school picnics seem really special at the little country school her kids attended. She was a lady. She had wonderful manners and a way of carrying herself with grace. She could play the organ and did for the church where she grew up in Anderson, Mo. She was the strongest person I ever met. And the hardest worker whether it was breaking ice to water cows or planting a garden. I never heard her say a prejudiced word about anyone or judge anyone. When we complained about someone she would say in her way well just pass and repass with them. She was always giving to all of us and feeding someone - anyone! She was like a pioneer woman. She could bake, sew, give cattle shots, work on cars, and dress up very pretty. She loved to yard sale. The greatest cook in the world. A simple little house but with her in it there was never a more beautiful place on earth. If you ever needed comfort, wise advice, or love, you went to her. I still remember how wonderful a hug from her was and I can't wait to have one again.
William E. Moore (1919 - 1976)*
Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
Maintained by: Jacquelyn
Originally Created by: Doris Snyder
Record added: Dec 26, 2011
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